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…a stray shot spoke like a snipe immediately above his head, and a general heave and tremor rippled the line. Other shots followed, and a few took effect, as a shriek or a grunt attested. The officers, who had been lying down with the men, rose and began to walk steadily up and down the front of their companies.


This is from “The Mutiny of the Mavericks” in Life’s Handicap

An Irish regiment is out on the frontier, under fire from an Afghan force, before closing with them with rifle and bayonet.